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Shaman

John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was Catch Us If You Can in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Conclusions

Faber & Faber Ltd, 2020

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...Intellectually, I can accept that death is oblivion, yet it is impossible to grasp the concept of oblivion and to imagine the world without me in it, even though it managed to get along without me for a few millennia. As it was said, why do...

Fantasy, History and Cinema

James Walters

Tom Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at King's College London, UK. He is co-editor, with James Bennett, of Film and Television After DVD (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...Fantasies of Time and Space There has been a marked recent resurgence in fantasy film, ranging from large-scale (and large-budget) Hollywood franchises such as the Harry Potter (2001–), Chronicles of Narnia (2005–) and His Dark Materials...

Dying Friends

John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was Catch Us If You Can in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Conclusions

Faber & Faber Ltd, 2020

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...Jeremy Williams The year 2016 arrived, one I never imagined reaching, my eighty-third. Over the Christmas holiday, two friends died: the brave cameraman of Deliverance, Vilmos Zsigmond, and Jeremy Williams, the architect. Jeremy went out...

Pasolini Undead

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Pasolini’s survival, his obtrusive persistence as a trope of public discourse and representation—well over forty years after his violent death in 1975 and well over sixty since he first came to literary prominence in Italy as a writer...

Lost in Reflection: Selfies and the Echo of Narcissus

Aleks Wansbrough

Aleks Wansbrough is Lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts at University of Sydney in Australia. He has written popular and academic articles concerning the tragic in relation to film and philosophy. He is also the editorial manager of the Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Capitalism and the Enchanted Screen : Myths and Allegories in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Tracy Alloway and Ross Alloway, “Narcissus Takes a Selfie,” Huffington Post (updated: July 12, 2014). https://www.huffingtonpost.com/tracy-alloway-phd-and-ross-alloway-phd/narcissus-takes-a-selfie_b_5307389“Every narcissist needs a pool...

The End and the Ending of Life

John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was Catch Us If You Can in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Conclusions

Faber & Faber Ltd, 2020

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...As I approach the end of my life, I contemplate choosing the moment to end it. Suicide by the young is abhorrent, but old people should be allowed to choose the time of their demise. No one should have to endure years of mental and physical...

Pasolini Reloaded

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Dico a N.: “Voglio fare l’impresa, scrivere del Pigneto senza nominare Pasolini,” poiché Pasolini, come ho già scritto altrove, a Roma è come il prezzemolo; lo trovi dappertutto, figuriamoci al Pigneto. [I say to N, “I...

Confronting Bowie’s Mysterious Corpses

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction ‘Confront a corpse at least once’ Bowie implored, ‘. . . the absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have’ (Bowie, 2004). His words accompanied a haunting photographic...

Man Push Cart

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 American Independent Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...This impressive first feature from Iranian-American Ramin Bahrani offers a naturalistic, low-key but dramatically compelling account of the immigrant experience. Beautifully observed and making distinctive use of its New York locations...

George Washington

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 American Independent Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...The debut feature of then twenty-five-year-old Green, George Washington is a beguiling, elegiac coming-of-age drama and a lyrical meditation on the fragility of human existence. An impressive synthesis of unforced cinematic naturalism...